Morning workout before trip to 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala

Leo Messi and Luis Enrique are both up for awards at Monday's FIFA Gala. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique held Monday’s training session to begin preparations for Wednesday’s return leg of the Copa del Rey last 16 at Espanyol

On Monday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper FC Barcelona held their first training session since Saturday’s 4–0 victory over Granada at Camp Nou. The team was squarely focused on their next encounter, which comes on Wednesday night at 9.00pm at RCD Espanyol in the second leg of the Copa del Rey last 16. Barça go into the return leg with a 4–1 aggregate advantage and will be looking to wrap up a berth in the quarter-finals.

Monday’s training session was scheduled at 10.30am, about a half hour earlier than usual, to facilitate the departure of FC Barcelona’s travelling expedition headed to Zürich, Switzerland for the 2015 FIFA Gala, set for 6.30pm at the Kongresshaus Zürich.

Lionel Messi and Neymar are both vying for the Ballon d’Or. If Messi wins the award, it will be the fifth time he has done so.

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